Working with emotions on the path to self discovery
You are on a journey of self discovery whether you are consciously aware of it or not. By choosing to be a human, you committed to exploring multiple aspects of the human psyche. You chose your learnings for this lifetime and you may be working through some karma as well. Now that you are here in this body and lifetime, I want you to remember that the Universe is conspiring in your favor to help you see, feel and experience a return to your true self. As you move through your life, the aspects of self that are ready to be healed, released and reintegrated will begin to show up in a number of different ways. Perhaps you’ll find yourself experiencing a certain emotion more than normal or maybe you’ll find a certain person coming into your awareness (or getting under your skin) more often. There might be a situation that drives you crazy and you begin to notice that same reaction occurring in other areas of your life. The way you are experiencing this world may even become progressively more challenging because the Universe wants so lovingly to return you to your true state of empowered existence. Regardless of how the Universe is showing up for you right now, I want you to know that this is happening for your growth. The Universe is supporting you even though sometimes it may not feel like it. It is not trying to set you up for failure or punish you. In fact, the opposite is true. It is giving you an endless supply of opportunities to boldly embody your most authentic self. If you read my Thursday message from last week (click here if you missed it), you know that I’ve entered the next phase of my own conscious evolution. Being an active participant in my spiritual growth and personal development has allowed me to revisit certain illusions that are still lurking in my subconscious (some of which I thought I had fully addressed). One aspect that I am currently re-examining is the illusion of being unworthy and not good enough. Another is the illusion of separateness and how that shows up in my personal and professional relationships. I was able to identify these illusions by choosing to be in communion with my emotions and the fuel that was creating them. Over the last few weeks, I have experienced moments of really intense anger. Anger is a powerful messenger that alerts me to moments when my boundaries have been crossed. I've also experienced deep bouts of sadness, which is a messenger of loss and release. As I allowed my emotions to fully express themselves, I began to more fully understand what I needed to look at in order to support my current intention to uplevel certain areas of my life. Many of us are taught to hide our emotions because they make us unlady like or less of a man. Growing up, I learned to bury my feelings and pretend that everything was ok because that seemed to make life easier for everyone around me. What I didn't know at the time was that emotion is energy in motion (e-motion). When you bury energy in your body that you don't want or know how to deal with, it doesn't just go dormant. I believe it is the energy that has gone unaddressed that manifests into the physical pain, disease and chronic illness that many of us are facing today. The energy is doing everything it can to capture our attention so we will address the message that lies underneath. As we begin to address that message, we sometimes experience more of what we were originally trying to avoid. While doing a reiki session a few years ago, a message came through for my client that helped me to understand why. I was told by my guides that my client would experience an increase in the unwanted emotion we had addressed over the coming days as it was working its way out of the cells of her body. Based on my client's feedback and my own experience since then, I believe that is a part of the healing process. Change is difficult and releasing trapped emotions can sometimes feel overwhelming. It takes a conscious effort to see through the illusions of the mind. I don't want this to scare you off from being an active participant in your own growth and transformation. I just want you to know what to expect as you continue on this journey of self discovery. I hope that you will remember that no matter what happens, the Universe is offering you opportunities to return to your authenticity and align with your Higher Self.
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